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Published April 04, 2011, 04:35 AM

Tax revenue could rebuild U.S. horse industry

CAMERON, N.C. — The New York Times was quoted, “Only reason will stop horse slaughter.”

By: Stephanie M. Sellers,

CAMERON, N.C. — The New York Times was quoted, “Only reason will stop horse slaughter.”

I add to that with more figures. The tax on a horse under 501c3 nonprofit status is $0 until they are adopted. The tax on a horse with an estimated value of $1,200, in a range of $300 to $2,500, is $48. Forty-eight dollars multiplied by 4 million horses comes to $192,000,000. For more revenue figures, see

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This is vast revenue to pay for land, training and wages for committees to oversee America’s horse industry, including reclaiming the wilderness preserves for our mustangs.

Rebuild America with pride. We built this nation with horses. We can do it again. Sanctuaries not only should foster horses but should be learning facilities to teach responsible horse ownership.

Revenue source

Sanctuaries become county revenue builders, as fees are paid for horse adoption, trail rides, horseback riding lessons and host competitions.

Ideally, sanctuaries should adjoin federal land already utilized by equestrians or with promise to do so, such as land owned by The Army Corps of Engineers, state parks and national forests.

Editor’s Note: Sellers is from Cameron, N.C.

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